0686 Maximized Moments
How to get most from God? Economy or first class!
How to get most of what I got from God? What we get from God comes in seed form!
1. Big success requires strong spine
IF YOU WANT A LOT OF TALENT, BE WILLING TO CARRY A LOT OF WEIGHT!
Relationship is responsibility. Discipleship is discipline. Christ is cross. Salvation is sanctification
To be a bridge, you must be willing to be walked upon.
Gift without character is too heavy. It's one wing of the plane.
Reputation is who you suppose to be; character is who you are
Reputation is your picture; character is your face
Reputation is what will say on your tombstone; character is what angels say about you
Reputation is made in moment; character is build in lifetime
Reputation is makes you rich; character makes you happy
*Circumstances are not responsible for your character like a mirror for your looks
*What he rewarded you with, He is testing you with now (Abraham, Saul)
2. Take responsibility for your response
WHEN PEOPLE ARE ACTING THEIR WORSE THIS DOES NOT GIVE YOU EXCUSE TO STOP BEING YOUR BEST! When they live out of comfort, don't excuse to stop living out of convictions!
Surrender to level of surroundings? Sooner or later people will rise to your level or you will rise to theirs, but you not be on different level with people for long!
Aim to be better you not better than them! Mature asks for apology!
You need people in your life - stones smooth your rough edges, and make you usable
3. Your perception limits your reception from God
HOW YOU SEE GOD WILL LIMIT WHAT YOU RECEIVE FROM HIM
Jesus could not give water to woman until she saw Him as gift
Perception does not change God, but it limits your capacity to receive
Man who did not believe, did not stop God but limited himself
Don't let your eye be infected with disappointment (Matthew 6:22)
We will see the way we are not the way things are truly are
PROTECT YOUR VISION. Samson did not. Moses had 20/20 vision at 120
WICKEDNESS - sin (action)
Its easy to see it in others but almost impossible in yourself. Do u know wicked people?
We don't see sin, for the same reason we don't see dust, not because we don't have it, but we lack light in the room
We excuse our sin by calling it weakness, abortion as choice, homosexuality as love
Joseph ran from lust because he saw it as wickedness, we flirt because we see it as weakness
Don't look for sin. Look for light! Call it for what it is, not issue, struggle, weakness!
You can't treat something properly without proper diagnosis!
WEAKNESS - slothfulness (attitude)
Sin is doing wrong. Laziness is not doing right. Slothfulness is carelessness in Greek.
First love. Fervent prayer. Zeal for gifts.
Passion is price for power. Pain is price for passion!
*You can't have new life with same job but not same attitude!
*Relationship is like light bulb - when there is no light you don't get new house but new light bolt
Sin limits what I receive from God. Slothfulness limits what I can squeeze from what I received
Attitude like aroma, it can't be seen but sensed.
Attitude affects atmosphere. Atmosphere is not accident. PIG INCIDENT!
Bad attitude stinks, Jesus can't be His best and you can't do your maximum
Dead girl did not create challenge for Jesus but negative people did!
Bad attitude is like flat tire, you can't go far without changing it!
New wine need new wine skins = new approach, new energy, new passion, new zeal, positive
Atmosphere of unbelief makes it easy for people to believe
Attitude will determine our altitude